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WSTA rejects calls for drinks ad restrictions

Published:  19 October, 2010

The trade has rejected calls from an alcohol charity for further restrictions on drinks advertising.

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Cox awarded top honour from Chile

Published:  19 October, 2010

The Chilean government has bestowed the highest honour available to non-Chileans on UK director of Wines of Chile Michael Cox.

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Sterling slips from near nine month high

Published:  19 October, 2010

Sterling slips from its near nine month high against the dollar in today's foreign exchange analysis from Smart Currency Exchange. If you would like to receive free bespoke currency advice then go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Charities launch Alcohol Awareness Week

Published:  18 October, 2010

Alcohol Awareness Week has got under way with a call for a national enquiry into the way harmful drinking among parents impacts on their children.

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Wines in the press - October 15-17

Published:  18 October, 2010

The Guardian

You know that moment in a restaurant when you open the wine list and feel the pinpricks of a cold sweat: "they're charging how much for that bog-standard Claret?"

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Currency update, October 18 - sterling hits high of $1.61

Published:  18 October, 2010

Sterling rose to the highest level against the US dollar since the end of January on Friday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said that low inflation gave a case for more intervention by the Federal Reserve.

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Pernod Ricard sells New Zealand Wine brands

Published:  18 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard Group has sold some of its New Zealand Wine brands, including Lindauer, to a consortium of buyers from Lion Nathan and Indevin, for NZ $88 million (circa £42 million).

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Glenfiddich launches adventurous campaign

Published:  18 October, 2010

Glenfiddich has announced the launch a global advertising campaign - One Day You Will.

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Sunday Times salutes drinks businesses

Published:  18 October, 2010

Eight drinks businesses have been named among the 250 leading mid-market private companies by the Sunday Times.

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6,300 pubs, bars and restaurants to close by 2015

Published:  15 October, 2010

A new report has predicted that 6,300 pubs, bars and restaurants will close by 2015.

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Foreign Office's wine buying quango scrapped

Published:  15 October, 2010

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Boardroom shake-up at Wetherspoons

Published:  15 October, 2010

A boardroom shake-up at Wetherspoons saw two directors step down from the 784-strong managed pub chain yesterday.

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Greenall's invests £250,000 in production line

Published:  15 October, 2010

Gin and vodka maker Greenall's is investing £250,000 in the opening of a third production line at its Warrington headquarters.

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Currency update, October 15 - sterling rises against dollar

Published:  15 October, 2010

Sterling rose to the highest level in eight months against the US dollar yesterday.

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Dalmore Trinitas breaks six figure price barrier

Published:  14 October, 2010

The first bottle of whisky in the world to break the six figure price barrier is the 64 year old, Dalmore Trinitas.

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Small firms question the value of social media

Published:  14 October, 2010

More than half of Britain's small to medium-sized businesses use social media, a new survey has found.

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Currency update, October 14 - Sterling hits a five month low

Published:  14 October, 2010

Sterling hit a 5 month low against the euro on Wednesday as weak consumer confidence data and mixed employment data saw confidence in the pound drop.

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Pernod Ricard sells Renault Cognac

Published:  14 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold the Renault Cognac brand to the Finnish drinks operation Altia for €10 million.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Tesco introduces resealable caps for sparkling wine

Published:  13 October, 2010

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